Crescent Moon Visibility of Rabi-ul Thani/Akhir 1441 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Rabi-ul Thani 1441 shows that moon will be born on 26 November 2019 15:06 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region (or anywhere in the whole world) on that date. However, on 27 November 2019 the moon will be visible in the UK/Morocco region (with some difficulty). Hence, the month of Rabi-ul Thani is most likely to start from 28 November 2019, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Thani 1441 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Rabi-ul Thani 1441 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul Thani 1441 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Rabi-ul Thani 1441 AH on 27 - 28 November 2019 (29th Rabi-ul Awwal & next day) after sunset from the western horizon and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [Photo Competition]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Rabi-ul Thani 1441 AH

27 November 2019
Saudi Arabia

Abha

Not seen after sunset: On 27 November 2019, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha City in the Aseer County (Saudi Arabia) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Waited until local moon set 18.25. There were a very few clear patches in the cloudy sky from before the sunset time (17.33) but as time went it became totally cloudy and crescent moon wasnt seen. Watched the cloudy sky until 18.30”.


Hong Kong

Kowloon

Not seen after sunset: On 27 November 2019, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from Kowloon City in the Kowloon County (Hong Kong) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I was travelling in Hong Kong this week (to visit family) and attempted to sight the moon but the western horizon was obstructed by a small mountain so I didn't see the moon even though a bright star (Venus) near the moon position was easily visible”.


United Kingdom

Surbiton

Not seen after sunset: On 27 November 2019, ICOUK member Mr Javed Rafiq from Surbiton City in the Surrey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 27 November 2019, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley Heath City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “I could not see the moon [as] it was raining and totally cloudy, today. [Weather forecast image added - Admin]”.


London

Not seen after sunset: On 27 November 2019, ICOUK member Mr Nasar Ramzan from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Nasar Ramzan commented: “Solid cloud with light rain. No chance of sighting [in Leyton area]”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 27 November 2019, ICOUK member Imam Kasim Sumra from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Imam Kasim Sumra commented: “We attempted to sight the moon for the month of Rabbi Ul Thani tonight after Maghrib but were unsuccessful [as it was rainy]”.


Southampton

Not seen after sunset: On 27 November 2019, ICOUK member Mr Rashid Brora from Southampton City in the Hampshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Rashid Brora commented: “Not seen, so no photo”.


Morocco

Nador

Seen after sunset: On 27 November 2019, ICOUK member Mr Abdessamad Doukkane from Nador City in the Oriental County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Abdessamad Doukkane commented: “The sighting of the crescent is confirmed by the naked eye in the eastern side: Oujda-Taourirt-Nador ... and inability due to clouds in some cities: Tangier-Larache-Rabat-Casablanca. The Association of Moroccan Initiative for Science and Thought participated with the delegation of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Nador and confirmed the [positive] sighting of the crescent [moon] in an official record”.


28 November 2019
Hong Kong

Victoria Peak

Seen after sunset: On 28 November 2019, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from Victoria Peak City in the Hong Kong Island County (Hong Kong) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I was travelling in Hong Kong and decided to visit Victoria Peak (554m/1818 ft height) to observe the sunset and the crescent moon. So, here are some photos I took on Thu 28/11/2019 18:10 (GMT+8) for future reference. You can also see a live broadcast of the sunset on my Facebook page [Part 1] and [Part 2]. I have also uploaded a video of the observation on the ICOUK Facebook page (later)”.


United Kingdom

Slough

Not seen after sunset: On 28 November 2019, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berks County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: “Western Horizon was cloudy as per the weather forecast (see image - Admin)”.


Glasgow

Seen after sunset: On 28 November 2019, ICOUK member Ms Samira Mian from Glasgow City in the Lanarkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Ms Samira Mian commented: “Crescent moon observed by Laura Bohlander from the rooftop of her residence in Glasgow [at my request].

(Many thanks to our non-Muslim sister, Laura for sharing her report with us - Admin)”.


Morocco

Benslimane

Seen after sunset: On 28 November 2019, ICOUK member Prof Hassan Talibi from Benslimane City in the Casablanca-Settat County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Prof Hassan Talibi commented: “سيكون المنظر جميلا لأت الهلال سيقترن بالزهرة / Translation: 'The view was beautiful because the crescent moon was paired with Venus' (submitted on 3/12/2019 - Admin)”.


Announcement for start of Rabi-ul Thani 1441 AH

On Wednesday 27th November 2019 (29th Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 AH) the Hilal of Rabi-ul Thani 1441 was not sighted in the UK (as it was mostly cloudy), but it was sighted in Morocco. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Rabi-ul Awwal 1441 AH will have 29-days and the month of Rabi-ul Thani 1441 AH will start from Thursday 28th November 2019, InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement from Safar to Shaban (as they normally follow the Ummul Qura Calendar in these months).